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International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Profiling

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The Profiler's Story, Editor Aug 2010

The Profiler's Story, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Courtesy of commercial television, we better be good. Or else the profilers will get us. It turns out that applied science and its sidekicks intuition and psychism (what psychics do) have our number. One step out of line and our number will be called, and we’ll be served our due comeuppance and just desserts. But is profiling more dessert or desert—or upon close inspection fated to desert us as a valuable tool in deterring or identifying perpetrators of egregious misbehavior? This article describes some implicit assumptions—as contradictory and interdependent as some may be—on which profiling often ...


Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor May 2010

Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently Issued Efforts to Validate TSA’s Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Problems (May 2010, GAO-10-763). This IBPP article will describe and comment on the main GAO findings and additional data on which the findings are based. The article will end with some basic challenges to behavior detection as a useful security measure.


The Black And White Of Profiling: Sniping On The Sniper Case, Editor Nov 2002

The Black And White Of Profiling: Sniping On The Sniper Case, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes the construct of profiling in the aftermath of the arrest of two suspects in the recent sniper attacks perpetrated in the greater Washington, D.C. area.


Profiling Profiling And Suicidal Terrorism, Editor Sep 2001

Profiling Profiling And Suicidal Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes chronic flaws in developing profiles that are intended to help prevent or minimize suicidal terrorism.


Personology, Profiling, And The Terrorist, Editor Jun 2001

Personology, Profiling, And The Terrorist, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies problems in common approaches to capturing the psychological essence of the terrorist.


Trends. An Equal Opportunity For Atrocity, Editor May 2001

Trends. An Equal Opportunity For Atrocity, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the possibility of creating profiles for those who commit atrocities.